Great analysis and understanding between Asian culture and Western Logic.
Key: Blue --> Westerners Red --> Asians
Westerners: Talk to the point.
Asians: Talk around in circles, especially if opinions differ.
(2) Way of Life
Westerners: Individualism - think of himself or herself.
Asians: Enjoy gatherings with family and friends, solving their problems, and know each other's business.
Westerners: On time.
Asians: In time.
Westerners: Contact related person only.
Asians: Contact everyone everywhere, business very successful.
Westerners: Show that I am angry.
Asians: I am angry, but still smiling... (beware!)
(6) Queue when Waiting
Westerners: Queuing in an orderly manner .
Asians: Queuing? What's that?
(7) Sundays on the Road
Westerners: Enjoy weekend relaxing peacefully.
Asians: Enjoy weekend in crowded places, like going to the mall.
Westerners: Only gather with their own group.
Asians: All focus on the one activity that is hosted by the CEO.
(9) In the restaurant
Westerners: Talk softly and gently in the restaurant.
Asians: Talk and laugh loudly like they own the restaurant.
Westerners: Love sightseeing and enjoy the scenery.
Asians: Taking pictures is most important; scenery is just for the background.
(11) Handling of Problems
Westerners: Take any steps to solve the problems.
Asians: Try to avoid conflicts, and if can, don't leave any trail.
(12) Three meals a day
Westerners: A good meal once a day is sufficient.
Asians: At least 3 good meals a day.
Westerners: In the past, they drove cars. Now, they cycle to protect the environment.
Asians: In the past, not enough money and rode on bicycles. Now, got enough money and so drive cars.
(14) Elderly in day-to-day life
Westerners: When old, there is doggy for companionship.
Asians: When old, guarantee will not be lonely so long willing to babysit grandchildren.
(15) Moods and Weather
Westerners: The logic is : rain is pain.
Asians: More rain, more prosperity.
(16) The Boss
Westerners: The boss is part of the team.
Asians: The boss is a fierce God.
(17) What's Trendy
Westerners: Eat healthy Asian cuisine.
Asians: Eat expensive Western cuisine.
(18) The Child
Westerners: The kid is going to be independent and make his/her own living.
Asians: Slog whole life for the kid, the centre of your life.